Rhipidoglossum pareense

Species of plant

Rhipidoglossum pareense
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae 22
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Rhipidoglossum
R. pareense
Binomial name
Rhipidoglossum pareense
P.J.Cribb & Hemp, 2022

Rhipidoglossum pareense is a species of orchid in the genus Rhipidoglossum that can be found in the South Pare Mountains and west Usambara Mountains of north-eastern Tanzania up to 1,500 meters in altitude. It can reach these altitudes due to the humid and foggy climate of the mountains it lives in. R. pareense is just a few centimeters tall and has small white flowers that grow from the plant. It was named after the Pare Mountains, where it was discovered.[1]

The species belonged to a group of species thought to be part of the orchid genus Margelliantha and was noted by its dwarf habit, short stem, and inflorescence of few campanulate flowers.[2][3]


  1. ^ Cribb, P. J.; Hemp, A. (2022-07-29). "Rhipidoglossum pareense (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae), a new species from Tanzania". Kew Bulletin. doi:10.1007/s12225-022-10027-2. ISSN 1874-933X. S2CID 251185806.
  2. ^ Lazaro, Enrico de (2022-08-16). "New Species of Orchid Discovered in Tanzania | Sci.News". Sci.News: Breaking Science News. Retrieved 2022-08-17.
  3. ^ "Genus Rhipidoglossum". www.africanorchids.dk. Retrieved 2022-08-17.